Man accused of assaulting 13-year-old girl with aluminum cane

first_imgLocal NewsCrime Twitter Facebook Facebook By admin – April 23, 2018 Pinterest Man accused of assaulting 13-year-old girl with aluminum cane WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Leo Richardson Police charged a man Sunday after he reportedly assaulted a 13-year-old girl with an aluminum cane.Officers were called about a disturbance around 10:42 a.m. Sunday at Jackson Square Apartments, 1120 N. Jackson Ave., an Odessa Police Department news release stated, where they made contact with the victim and a 62-year-old woman.The suspect, 61-year-old Leo Richardson, had reportedly got upset after a dog chewed up his cell phone charging cord. When the victim came back into the residence to get something, Richardson struck her in the arm several times and once on the top of the head with a cane, the release detailed.The 62-year-old woman saw the incident and confronted Richardson about the assault, the release stated. Richardson then reportedly threatened to inflict serious injury or death on the victim.Police charged Richardson with injury to a child, a third-degree felony.Jail records show Richardson was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Sunday and has a $15,000 bond. Twitter Previous articleSt. John’s Bash is fundraiser for schoolNext articleFive things you need to know today, April 23 adminlast_img read more

A joule of an energy-efficient car

first_imgWith its battery range of around 300km,regenerative brake system, fewer movingparts and zero engine emission, the Joulewill change the way South Africans drive.(Image: Optimal Energy) This article originally appeared on pagefour of South Africa Now, a six-pagesupplement to the Washington Postproduced on behalf of Brand South Africa.(Click to enlarge.)MEDIA CONTACTS• Jaco van LoggerenbergMedia Liaison, Optimal Energy+27 21 462 7804 or +27 82 903 [email protected] Africa, which builds BMWs and Mercedes Benzes for the US market, is in the thick of the race to deliver a truly practical – and stylish – electric car. Meet the Joule.The battery-operated six-seater was designed by local boy Keith Helfet, an internationally distinguished vehicle designer who, before opening his own consultancy, was a key designer at Jaguar.He was brought on board by mechanical engineer Kobus Meiring, CEO of the Joule’s Cape Town-based manufacturer Optimal Energy. Something of a legend in engineering circles, Meiring helped develop South Africa’s Rooivalk attack helicopter, and later project managed the Southern African Large Telescope, which was completed on budget and on time.The Joule debuted at the Paris Motor Show in October 2008 and has since received a facelift at the Milan-based Zagato Total Design Centre. It will comply fully with global safety standards, and Optimal is aiming for a five-star rating from the Euro New Car Assessment Programme.The Joule’s prototype phase is now complete, and the necessary modifications made. But before the commercial version hits the streets, further refinements and feedback from consumers and the media will be incorporated into a test fleet, which will be hand-built, like the prototype, by Hi-Tech Automotive in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape province.The Joule is expected to go into full-scale production at the end of 2013, to appear on showroom floors in mid-2014. The car’s South African price will be somewhere between $32 300 (R220 800) and $39 000 (R266 600) in today’s terms, and export is also on the cards.The car is made of eco-friendly materials with a local content of at least 50%. It will also feature a roof-mounted solar panel as an option.Optimal maintains that charging the Joule will not place an extra strain on South Africa’s sometimes-fragile national electricity grid. The plan is for Joules to plug in to charge at night, as local utility Eskom has extra capacity between 11pm and 6am.With its battery range of around 300km, regenerative brake system, fewer moving parts and zero engine emission, the Joule is set to change the way South Africans drive.Download South Africa Now in PDF format (2.2 MB), or read selected articles online:Powering towards a green economySouth Africa plans to build a massive $21.8-billion, 5 000 MW solar park in its semi-desert Northern Cape province as part of an aggressive push to grow its highly industrialised economy without increasing its carbon footprint.The everyday beauty of SowetoSouth African photographer Jodi Bieber has a special ability to bring out the beauty in the ordinary, even the disfigured. On the cover of Time magazine she made a mutilated Afghani girl look beautiful, and in her latest book Soweto she makes everyday township life shine.Launchpad to a billion consumersBy offering to acquire Massmart for some $4.2-billion, Wal-Mart has joined the parade of global companies looking to South Africa as a springboard into what is increasingly seen as the world’s last great investment frontier.A trek to the start of timeIt will probe the edges of our universe. It will be a virtual time machine, helping scientists explore the origins of galaxies. It’s the Square Kilometre Array, and South Africans are at the heart of its development.Brewing up a global brandMiller Lite. Tastes great. Less filling. And brought to you by world-beating South African company SABMiller.Looking south and east for growthAs the shift in global economic power gains momentum, South Africa’s trade is moving eastwards and southwards in a pattern that both reflects the worldwide trend and helps drive it, writes John Battersby.More than just a celluloid MandelaThere is a special bond between Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman and the man he played in the Clint Eastwood movie Invictus, South African statesman Nelson Mandela.Africa in the new world orderKgalema Motlanthe, South Africa’s deputy president, looks at how African economies’ resilient performance during the global financial crisis points to the continent’s new place in a changing world.Mining history for new solutionsMark Cutifani, CEO of the multinational AngloGold Ashanti mining company, examines why South Africa’s past is key to successfully doing business here in the future.Turning up the media volumeSince 1990, South Africa has been a noisy place. After decades of apartheid censorship, the lifting of restrictions on the media led to a cacophony of debate. For the first time in centuries, everyone could be heard, and it was sometimes deafening, writes Anton Harber.A joule of an energy-efficient carSouth Africa, which builds BMWs and Mercedes Benzes for the US market, is in the thick of the race to deliver a truly practical – and stylish – electric car. Meet the Joule.South Africa: Time to believeThe forgiving philosophy of “ubuntu” helps explain how South Africa managed to transcend its turbulent apartheid past and create a unified democracy, writes Simon Barber.Finding sound real estate investmentSouth Africa’s post-apartheid transformation and new middle class are fuelling demand for affordable homes. For private equity fund International Housing Solutions, that means opportunity.My normal, crazy, mixed-up countrySouth African hit movie White Wedding is now showing in the US to rave reviews. Jann Turner, who directed and jointly wrote and produced the film, writes about the place that inspired it – South Africa.Bring on the braaiAll South Africans love it – including Nobel peace prize-winning Desmond Tutu – and its rich, smoky smell floats over the country every Sunday. Celebrate the braai with our great recipe for making boerewors, traditional South African farmer’s sausage.last_img read more

Can Unvented Roof Assemblies Be Insulated With Fiberglass?

first_imgUPDATED on August 31, 2018 with new information on code changes allowing the use of vapor diffusion ports.Experts usually advise builders that you can’t install fiberglass insulation directly against the underside of roof sheathing. If you want to install fiberglass between your rafters, you have two basic choices: either include a ventilation channel between the top of the fiberglass insulation and the underside of the roof sheathing, or install enough rigid foam above the roof sheathing to keep the roof sheathing above the dew point during the winter. These rules were developed to prevent damp roof sheathing.Most building codes (including the International Residential Code) allow just one exception to these rules: in Climate Zones 2B and 3B, you can install fiberglass insulation against the underside of your roof sheathing without a ventilation channel or rigid foam above the sheathing — but only if you install tile roofing. (This system works because concrete tiles and clay tiles are well ventilated and vapor-permeable, so any moisture that accumulates in the roof sheathing can dry toward the exterior.) The code exception can be found in section R806.5, subsection 5.2, of the 2012 IRC. (Of course, if the owner of such a home decides to re-roof with asphalt shingles, the roof sheathing may begin to rot. But that’s another story.)Owens Corning, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass insulation, is now promoting a package of products — basically blown-in fiberglass insulation and a new type of insulation netting — to create unvented conditioned attics. Owens Corning calls this proprietary insulation method the “ProPink High Performance Conditioned Attic System.”Surprisingly, Owens Corning is promoting this approach for unvented roof assemblies without any rigid foam above the roof sheathing. Does this make any sense?Some Owens Corning documents include fine print warning builders that this system violates the building code… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Ind vs Eng: India trail by 162 runs with 7 in hand at The Oval

first_imgThe Wall stood tall amidst the ruins at The Oval on Sunday. Score | PhotosRahul Dravid carried his bat through scoring an unbeaten 146 even as the rest of the batsmen merely paid quick visits to the pitch during the fourth day of the fourth Test in London on Sunday. As a result India were all out for 300 in reply to England’s first innings total of 591/6 declared and were forced to follow-on.Even then the visitors were in no better position. At close on Day 4, India were trailing by 162 runs with 7 wickets in hand and Sachin Tendulkar (35 not out) and Amit Mishra (8 not out) were in the middle.India started their day’s campaign on 103/5 with Rahul Dravid (57 n.o.) and MS Dhoni (5 n.o.) in the middle in reply to England’s first innings total of 591/6 declared.And England upped the ante from the word go and got rid of India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the first hour of play. A James Anderson ball took the edge of his bat and settled in the gloves of wicketkeeper Matt Prior. Dhoni could only manage 17 runs on board as India lost their sixth wicket on 137.Dravid continued to bat on and thwart the England attack and he was well ably supported by Amit Mishra. Soon he went on to score his third century of the series and 35th of his career, providing some hope to India. His gritty century came off 170 balls and was decorated with 15 fours.At lunch the two batsmen were busy holding fort and India score was 218/6. In the second session the two took a cautious approach, but still kept the scoreboard ticking.advertisementHowever in the middle of the session Tim Bresnan managed to scalp Mishra and break their stand. While batting on 43 Mishra went for a pull, but a superlative catch that was plucked in the air off Ian Bell ended his gritty innings. India lost their seventh wicket on 224.And then Gautam Gambhir, who had missed yesterday’s play due to an injury came in to support Dravid in the middle, who was batting with determination. Gambhir had only scored 10 runs before Stuart Broad got rid of him and India were down to 264/8.A few balls and 36 runs later India’s innings came to a close – all out on 300, but Rahul Dravid remained unbeaten on 146.India came out to follow on and once again it was Rahul Dravid, in the thick of things, opening the innings. However this time round he did not last long and fell in the final session off Graeme Swann’s ball. A thin inside edge that came out in the reviews took away the Wall’s wicket on 13.Then it was the turn of VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag to forge a partnership to save themselves from an innings defeat. But Sehwag, who had to take treatment on him shoulder from team physio, did not last for long. He too became off spinner Swann’s victim when India’s score was 64. The swashbuckling Delhi batsman could only score 33.VVS Laxman, clean bowled by Anderson, was the last wicket to fall in the day as India closed their day’s campaign on a pathetic — 129/3 on board with Tendulkar and Mishra in the middle.last_img read more

Video: Watch This Short, Powerful Documentary About Clemson Quarterback Deshaun Watson

first_imgDeshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers stands with head coach Dabo Swinney after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Oklahoma Sooners.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 31: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers stands with head coach Dabo Swinney after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Oklahoma Sooners with a score of 37 to 17 to win the 2015 Capital One Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the best players in college football. He also has an excellent story to match his ability on the field. The ACC Digital Network and Havoline Football Saturdays put together a short documentary about Watson, covering his high school career and rise to five-star recruit, as well as the inspiration that he draws from his mother Deann, who survived a fight with tongue cancer during his high school career.Clemson fans will love this video, but it is worth a watch for all college football fans.last_img read more

Bell Media Mourns the Death of LongTime Production Partner Guy OSullivan

first_imgAbout Bell MediaBell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook TORONTO (April 10, 2017) – Bell Media extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Guy O’Sullivan, President and Founder of Proper Television. O’Sullivan was a friend and valued partner to Bell Media as the Executive Producer of many hit original Canadian series for CTV and Discovery.“Guy’s passing is a tragic loss to Canada’s production community, and everyone here at Bell Media,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “Guy was an incredibly bright, charming, generous, and well-loved friend to all who knew and worked with him. In addition to his work on CTV’s MASTERCHEF CANADA projects, he helmed many of Discovery’s success stories for the last dozen years – more than half of the network’s history – developing personal friendships along the way. His work has made an indelible impact, and he will be dearly missed.”Led by O’Sullivan, Proper Television is responsible for many of Bell Media’s original Canadian hit programs for the last several years, including current series MASTERCHEF CANADA for CTV and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, LAST STOP GARAGE, TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS?, and VEGAS RAT RODS for Discovery. Past projects for CTV include format original specials MASTERCHEF CANADA: A HOLIDAY SPECIAL and MASTERCHEF CANADA: ALL-STAR FAMILY EDITION, and for Discovery: BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS, CANADA’S WORST HANDYMAN, DON’T DRIVE HERE, INVENTIONS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, JUNK RAIDERS, LAST CAR STANDING, PRANK SCIENCE, and THE REAL SUPERHUMANS. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With:last_img read more

AP Explains Nissans exchair spending Christmas in custody

first_imgTOKYO — Nissan Motor Co. former chairman Carlos Ghosn, charged with financial improprieties and detained in Tokyo for more than a month, has also been accused of a breach of trust that caused a multi-million-dollar financial loss for Nissan.Speculation that he could leave on bail surged on Thursday after a court rejected prosecutors’ request for extended detention. The fresh allegation dashes his hope for a quick release, forcing him to spend Christmas at Tokyo’s main detention centre. A look at what is going on and what could happen next:Q: WHAT IS THE NEW ALLEGATION?A: Prosecutors on Friday accused Ghosn of a breach of trust causing Nissan a financial loss of more than 1.8 billion yen ($16 million). The allegations represent a third potential charge in Ghosn’s case. Prosecutors say Ghosn allegedly manipulated a contract to shift a loss from a private investment during the Lehman crisis onto Nissan’s books. He also allegedly had Nissan transfer $14.7 million to another company owned by someone who helped him in that manipulation in a breach of the company’s trust, prosecutors say. The latest allegation does not affect Greg Kelly, another Nissan board member charged with underreporting Ghosn’s income by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015.Q: HOW MUCH LONGER WILL HE BE IN FOR?A: Adding an allegation to an existing case is called “saitaiho” in Japanese, or to re-arrest, even when a suspect is already in custody. Japanese police and prosecutors routinely add new allegations to lengthen a defendant’s time behind bars, since each allegation may add up to 20 days. The tactic is criticized from inside and outside Japan as “hostage justice.” Friday’s new allegation would allow prosecutors two days before seeking a likely court approval of extending Ghosn’s detention up to 20 more days, meaning he would have to stay in the Tokyo Detention House until Jan. 11, way past Christmas and New Year holidays, most likely without turkey or pumpkin pie. But his right-hand man, Kelly, may be released as early as Christmas, with a request for bail filed Friday by Kelly’s lawyer pending court approval.Q: WHAT ARE CHARGES HE ALREADY FACES?A: So far, Ghosn and Kelly are charged with underreporting Ghosn’s pay by about 5 billion yen ($44 million), in violation of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act. They also face a second allegation of underreporting another 4 billion yen ($36 million) for 2016-2018, for which their first 10-day detention expired on Thursday. Prosecutors have been criticized for separating the same allegations into two parts as a tactic to double their detention time.Q: HOW COMMON ARE LONG DETENTIONS IN JAPAN?A: Ghosn’s more than a month in detention is still short compared to some past high-profile cases. Critics say defendants who refuse to admit to the allegations tend to be detained longer. In 2002, parliamentarian Muneo Suzuki was detained for 437 days over bribery charges before he was released on bail. In 2009, a senior health ministry bureaucrat, Atsuko Muraki, was detained for 164 days in alleged violation of postal services law. She was later acquitted. In 2006, an internet startup maverick Takafumi Horie, charged with fraudulent accounting, was detained for 95 days.___Follow Mari Yamaguchi on Twitter at Yamaguchi, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Friday is Pay it Forward Day in the Energetic City

first_imgThis year is the tenth anniversary for “Pay it Forward” Day, and LaBoucaine doesn’t expect the city to stop spreading random acts of kindness any time soon.“I think we’ll definitely continue with Pay it Forward Day. A lot of the people we support and the staff enjoy getting out in the community and returning the favor as well as doing those random acts of kindness.”The Lido Theatre and members of the Fort St. John Fire Department will be paying it forward by hosting a community barbecue Friday afternoon. The barbecue is free to the public and will feature a bouncy castle as well as movies inside the theatre. The two groups will also be fundraising for the Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society at the event. The barbecue will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Photo by the Lido Theatre.On Friday night the Lido will also host a by donation concert featuring Mark Kroos. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. while the show isn’t until 8:00 p.m.Photo by the Lido Theatre. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St John Association for Community Living is going to be celebrating “Pay It Forward Day” in the Energetic City this Friday.The Association for Community Living started “Pay It Forward” Day in 2009 so that all Fort St. John residents could perform their own random acts of kindness in the community.“We just want to create a ripple effect and encourage other people to participate in Pay it Forward.” Said the Executive Director for the Association for Community Living, Renee LaBoucaine. “It does put a smile on your face when someone does a good deed for you. Were hoping to continue the momentum, whether its as simple as saying “hi”, holding the door, or paying for someones coffee, whatever that act is that carries the momentum and moves it forward.”last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP execute search warrant finding large quantity of illegal items

first_imgGrande Prairie RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance.If you wish to report a drug house in your neighbourhood,  please call the confidential tip line at 780-830-7444. If need to report a crime, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or call your local police detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – On January 8, 2019, Grande Prairie RCMP executed a search warrant on an apartment on the west side of the city after receiving information from the public about a possible drug house.RCMP searched the apartment and located approximately $600,000 worth of illegal drugs. Canadian currency and firearms were also located during the search. The following items were seized as a result of the investigation;Approximately 4 kilograms of Crystal MethamphetamineApproximately 2.2 kilograms of CocaineApproximately 200 grams of heroineApproximately 5500 Oxycodone tabletsApproximately 950 Fentanyl tablets$93,880.00 in Canadian currency2 hand gunsThe investigation is ongoing and no further details are available at this time.last_img read more

In the age of econsultations

first_imgWith time, medical treatment pattern has seen drastic changes. Medical education has moved from Gurukul to modern medical colleges and hospitals. The present-day medical student does not have to roam about in forests in search of herbs, shrubs or animals to find medicines. Methods of treatment have undergone a sea of changes. There have been changes in the relationship between doctors and patients. Even though personal examination of the patient remains key to reaching a diagnosis, investigations give tremendous information into the pathology of illness and in managing the treatment. With newer gadgets, particularly the telephone and the internet, communication methods have changed as well. Many patients contact the doctor on the telephone for advice. This is not a foolproof method to approach the patient because one is not able to directly examine the patient. The doctor has to depend on what the patient tells. At times the patient may tell the symptoms which he/she thinks are important. But for the doctor, these symptoms may not be of much value. On a telephone, the doctor has limited questions which are important to clinch the diagnosis. Many times, a patient may panic for something which in actual practice is not so serious. The doctor is not able to physically examine. He/she can neither palpate nor auscultate. He is not able to see actual signs which the patient is developing. Therefore, the chances of being misled and error are high. In this context, it is important to refer to the decision of the Bombay High Court in 2018 where the Hon’ble Court indicted the Gynaecologist couple Dr. Deepa and Dr. Sanjeev Pawaskar of gross negligence. The couple had conducted a caesarean operation in Ratnagiri in February 2018. They discharged the patient after two days in normal condition. After that, both of them went to a conference. The next day the lady developed some problem. She was brought to their hospital where the staff tried to manage her through telephonic consultation with the doctors. As she became sick, she was referred to some other institution. But she could not be saved. The court felt that this amounts to culpable homicide as the doctors tried to treat the patient without examination which the court felt is gross negligence. Sometimes the patients cannot visit the doctor they trust because of many reasons. It could be distance, cost of travel, cost of consultation, waiting time at the clinic, busy schedule of the patient. So they seek primary advice from the doctor telephonically who is generally well-known to them and has attended them in the past. After discharge, the patients may have some questions to ask for clarification in the treatment. The doctors in such circumstances cannot refuse to attend to the patients call. Whereas it is obligatory to obey the court order, it is difficult to abolish telephonic consultations completely in a day to day practice. In a study, Josip Car, PhD student in patient-doctor partnership and Aziz Sheikh, NHS/PPP national primary care postdoctoral fellow, published in the British Medical Journal in 2003, concluded that ‘Public satisfaction with telephone consultations is high, and patients increasingly wish to have this option. Speed, improved access, convenience to patients, and possible cost savings are the principal advantages of consultations by telephone’. Telephones are used for accessing a broad spectrum of health care, ranging from delivery of routine and emergency care to obtaining repeat prescriptions and results of laboratory investigations and facilitating health promotional interventions. Interventions range from a simple transfer of information to education and, in many cases, complex management decisions. However, they suggested a careful approach to a telephone consultation. Speak directly with the person who has a problem. Take a detailed and structured history. Request the caller to repeat the advice given (several times throughout the consultation). Ask if the person has any outstanding questions or concerns. Advise about follow up and when to contact a doctor (for example, worsening symptoms despite treatment, symptoms failing to improve within a week, onset of new symptoms). The practice of telemedicine is the latest in modern medical practice with ultra-modern technology. This is distance management. One does not see the patient directly here. There may be a visual conversation but one cannot palpate or auscultate or peep into the ear canal or view the retina personally. No doubt there is no alternative to a personal examination of the patient and that continues to be the practice. Telephonic consultation is not the first visit consultation. It is more during follow up or convalescence period that the patients seek medical advice on the telephone. However, in addition to obligations to law, it is important for all medical professionals to be careful when giving a telephonic opinion to avoid mismanagement. After all, our ultimate aim is to cure the person. (Dr. Arun Mitra is Vice President, Indian Doctors for Peace and Development. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more